Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: A controversial plan to play the Washington-Washington State game at Qwest Field died as officials at both schools said plans on how to best allocate tickets proved to be a deal-breaker.
J.P. Giglio, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates suffered an injury to the thumb of his right (throwing) hand while playing Ultimate Frisbee and will have to wear a splint during that time.
Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: Alabama's Nick Saban is serving as the grand marshal of the Aaron's 499 at Talladega on Sunday.
Adam Rose, Fabulous Forum: USC's Pete Carroll remains frustrated by a two-year-old rule prohibiting head coaches from going on the road to recruit during the month of May.
Brett McMurphy and Josh Poltilove, Tampa Tribune: South Florida tight end Trent Pupello is facing charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count each of aggravated assault with a firearm and discharging a firearm in public after an incident earlier this month.